2019 Destination Network Regional Scholarship Program

As part of the NSW Government’s $6 million Regional Conferencing Strategy & Action Plan, Destination NSW has partnered with Meetings and Events Australia (MEA), the peak body representing the events industry in Australia and developed the Regional Scholarship Program which will offer scholarships to people in regional NSW to undertake a Diploma of Event Management.

MEA has developed the SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management, which is designed specifically to accommodate study by distance learning for people already working in the events industry in regional NSW.

The partnership between MEA and Destination NSW will offer six individuals from regional NSW a scholarship worth $6,500 each.

The scholarship program will be administered by MEA, Destination NSW and the six regional NSW Destination Networks.


The Regional Scholarship Program is now open

Applications for the Regional Scholarships Program open on 22 February 2019 and close on 24 March 2019.

To apply for a Regional Scholarship, please complete the application form ( a fillable .pdf form) and return your completed application form by email to conferencing@dnsw.com.au.  

Click here to download the Scholarship Application Form

Click here to read the Terms & Conditions.


About the Diploma

The Diploma of Event Management consists of 20 Units of Competency which are regarded by industry professionals as the skills essential to delivering successful events. Units include topics such as managing projects, preparing budgets and managing finances, customer service and operational planning.

This course is designed to support those who are working in the industry, which is dynamic and cyclical, and provides the flexibility to study around work commitments. It aims to educate and upskill those who wish to gain practical experience in the Australian events industry. It provides students with access to industry experts and delivers a learning experience that will equip them for a career in event management.

For more information regarding the Diploma of Event Management course content please go to the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Website.